I’ve hinted a couple of times that I’m taking a trip soon. Well, in a few weeks, guess where I’ll be?
I can’t wait! I’ll be going with about a dozen of my closest friends and we’re all quite stoked (We try to take a big trip together every two years). So, while everyone else is shivering in their parkas, I’ll be sipping frozen mojitos in the Bahamas.
There was just one problem. I needed some stylish new cruisewear for my trip! As I’ve already spent a pretty penny on this vacation, I didn’t want to spend a great deal more on a new wardrobe.
It was a good week, friends.
Not only did I find most of what I need for my voyage, I found it for super-cheap!
Only one of those dresses was $6.5o. The rest were 50 cents apiece!
For a closer look at my sweet haul, check out my post on The Good Life Blog right here.
*NOTE: Goodwill’s site is down temporarily, but should be back up this evening. I’m really sorry for the inconvenience. :(
But that wasn’t all I found! Since I’ve been working at Riggs, I’ve noticed what appeared to be a tiny antique store across the street. I finally walked over the other day for the first time and discovered that, much like the TARDIS, it’s much bigger on the inside! I only had time for a few minutes of browsing, but left with these lovely items:
These items were also shockingly inexpensive.
The Ones That Got Away…
Of course, not every item I find in my thrifting adventures is a keeper. Here are a few things I found that just didn’t make the cut.
This purse is made from old food wrappers that have been cut into strips, folded, and then woven together. It seemed like a no-brainer for me until I took a closer look.
The handle was coming undone. :( I looked at this bag for about 5 minutes, trying to figure out how I could repair it. Sadly, I failed. Such a bummer.
I love gardening. In England and the U.S. during WWI and WWII, people were encouraged to grow their own veggies to lessen the strain on the public food supply. Their gardens were called Victory Gardens and were seen as a way to fulfill their patriotic duty. This poster would look awesome in my kitchen. IF I had any wall space at all for it.
Actually, now that I’m looking at this again, I might see if it’s still there. I can make room for something this awesome right? Whaddyathink?
This grosses me out. There are few things worse than buying something at the thrift store, sticking you hand in the pocket, and finding someones crusty snotty kleenex! Let this serve as a PSA to you. Check your pockets before your donate!
So, what’s the grand total this week?
Awesome Cruise Clothes: $9
Sweet Clutch: $4.50
Not bad for $17.50!